Common name: Seguin's Lobelia
Botanical name: Lobelia seguinii Family: Campanulaceae (Bell flower family)
Seguin's Lobelia is an erect leafy perennial 1-2.5 m tall, with a long spike
of two-lipped flowers. Leaves are elliptic and finely toothed. Flowers are
purple to mauve with 2-lobed upper lip and 3-lobed lower lip, and a curved
flower tube, to 2.5 cm long. Sepals are linear, with gland-tipped teeth.
Stamens are fused into a curved column. Seguin's Lobelia is found at
altitudes of 1800-3200 m in the Himalayas, Assam and Arunachal.
Identification credit: Amit Kotia
|Photographed in Arunachal Pradesh.|